Before Misbun Sidek, Rashid Sidek, Razif Lee Chong Wei and all the badminton legends, there was Punch Gunalan.
Gunalan, 68, breathed his last at around 6.20am at the medical centre formerly known as the Subang Jaya Medical Centre after falling seriously ill two weeks ago.
He leaves behind his wife, P. Vijeyakumari, 64, and son Roshan Gunalan, 36, who is an orthopaedic specialist.
Gunalan was one of the most talented singles and doubles badminton player ever produced by the country, contributing medals to the nation in many international competitions.
Heroes never die, they become legends.. Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin,